JULY 2019: Low Income (Non-member) Registration for 11th Asia Pacific Regional Conference
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7/15/2019 to 7/16/2019
When: Monday, July 15, 2019

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ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

July 15-16, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

Co-hosted by the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University and Center for Civil Society and Philanthropy, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Shifting Sands? The Challenges of Regulatory Change and Its Impact on the Third Sector Environment in the Asia Pacific Region

To read the full call, click here.



For third sector researchers, contemporary Asia presents somewhat of a paradox. Many of the countries in this enormous region of the world are home to a vibrant civil society or third sector, engaged in a wide range of activities from social services, to advocacy, to budding social entrepreneurship. Yet in many countries in Asia, governments are expanding their oversight and/or control over the activities of advocacy groups and organizations engaged in independent services and support through tighter regulatory controls and scrutiny. This phenomenon is evident in countries as diverse as India, China, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. There are, of course, other ways in which the state intervenes, controls and even collaborates with third sector organisations, including providing tax or regulatory incentives to engage in different forms of community service or corporate social responsibility, and in more advanced economies there has been a significant shift in funding of specific service delivery away from the state to the third sector.


Researchers are invited to submit papers under the following streams:

·Regulatory Regimes and Civil Society
· Digitization and Civil Society
· Sustainable Well-Being: Welfare, Education and Health and the Third Sector
· Civil Society and Democratization
· Social Enterprise
· Philanthropy
· Corporate Social Responsibility
· Partnerships and Collaborations
· Global Challenges to Third Sector Sustainability
· Developing Southern Theory for Third Sector Studies
· Sustainable Development Goals
· Organization and Leadership
·Emerging Areas of Theory and Practice



Deadline for Abstract submission for Conference/Panel/PhD Seminar:11 February 2019

Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors/ PhD students:25 March 2019

Deadline for conference registration:11 June 2019

Deadline for final submission of papers:25 June 2019

Conference starts:15 July 2019

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